Ruana Americana Knives

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Ruana Americana Knives

Inspired by designs from 75 years of knife making at our small Ruana Knife Works shop in Bonner, Montana, we are proud to offer our new line of Ruana Americana Knives. Our project and idea for this line of knives was in the works for numerous years, and come to fruition in December of 2012 in our joint venture with TOPS Knives of Idaho Falls, Idaho. We are grateful to work with the fine folks at TOPS to produce high quality, completely American Made knives. Ruana Americana knives are tested and backed by us and our partners at TOPS with the budget conscious knife collector and user in mind and are designed to our specs with the standards customers have come to expect from all Ruana Knives.

Being firm believers in keeping the American dream alive and the importance of our country getting back to the principles and ideas that made it great, Ruana Americana knives will help support American craftsmanship, workers, jobs and businesses with an entirely American Made, value added product that is built to last and backed with a money back guarantee. Additionally, Ruana Knife Works will support Americans who have sacrificed greatly by donating a portion of the sales proceeds from the Americana line to Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing, Inc. This great non-profit organization is dedicated to the physical and emotional rehabilitation of disabled active military service personnel and veterans through fly fishing and fly tying education and outings.

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Americana Fisherman

With all of us at Ruana Knives having grown up with fishing rods in our hands since we could walk, we have always had a passion for fishing. That fact, combined with Montana’s exceptional angling opportunities (some almost literally within a stone’s throw from our shop) led to the development of the Ruana Americana Fisherman. Based on our traditional Steelhead model and originally created for fishing, we have found this blade works well on anything from a 6” Brook Trout to a 6 point bull elk or any outdoor endeavor where a good cutting tool is needed.

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Americana Smokejumper

Based on our most popular knife, the Ruana Smokejumper was originally created in the late 1930's and later became a favorite knife for Western Montana's brave parachuting firefighters that were first on the scene to battle forest fires in rugged and remote mountainous areas. The Smokejumpers would occasionally get hung up in a tree or have their parachute cord tangled during the jump and this compact knife would allow them to cut themselves free. The versatile Smokejumper blade shape has been tested throughout Montana, the United States, and other parts of the world. Its design is all any hunter, outdoor enthusiast, survivalist or anyone requiring an everyday quality cutting tool ever needs.

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Engraving Options

Names, phrases, images and logos can easily be laser engraved to create great gifts. Contact us for possible quantity discounts for engraving.

Please note: engraving charges and any related refurbishing charges are non-refundable for engraved knives.



The Smokejumper blade has a little more curve and width from top to bottom than the

Fisherman, as well as a slightly wider handle from top to bottom. Other than those variances

and a different color paracord handle, they have similar specs.


Overall length of 7 1/4" with sharp 3" cutting edge

1095 high carbon steel finished to a Rockwell of 56-58 is protected with black traction coating

Ergonomically placed notches promote a solid grip

New Ruana logo exclusive to the Americana Series

Skeleton handle design makes ultra lightweight knife that weighs only 3 ounces

Seven feet of paracord creates a comfortable handle with backup rope for emergencies

Kydex sheet comes with sturdy chain, carabiner, and strong belt clip, providing a variety of carrying options

Serial number with corresponding American Made certificate from TOPS Knives


Purchase of Americana Knives supports Project Healing Waters

Purchase of Americana Knives supports Project Healing Waters